It’s official: Our buns are hot

It’s official: Our buns are hot

Masterton’s Pak’nSave owner/operator Andrew Summerville and Ten O’clock Cookie bakery manager Marrisa Laken with top quality buns. PHOTO/SAM TATTERSFIELD SAM TATTERSFIELD sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz Two of the top 10 hot cross buns in the country are baked in...

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Devil in water meter detail

Devil in water meter detail

The Masterton District Council has set aside $5 million to roll out water meters. PHOTO/SUPPLIED PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz A Masterton District Council committee yesterday firmed up just how it would go about installing smart water meters. The council has set...

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Charge follows Facebook post

Charge follows Facebook post

PHOTO/PEXELS A Masterton woman was arrested on suspicion of inciting racial disharmony after a hateful message was posted to her Facebook page in response to the Christchurch shootings. The offence falls under the Human Rights Act and carries a maximum penalty of...

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Featherston charity seeking ‘miracle’

Featherston charity seeking ‘miracle’

Stella Smith of Featherston’s Own Charitable Trust on Fitzherbert St. PHOTO/FILE HAYLEY GASTMEIER hayley.gastmeier@age.co.nz A Featherston charity that supports South Wairarapa communities is looking for help to buy its premises and ensure its future. Featherston’s...

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We are one

We are one

PHOTO/ELI HILL Hope after country’s darkest day Emily Ireland “This is the real New Zealand that I know and love. I know that New Zealand is still a safe place.” These were the words, spoken over the crowd of more than 1000 people who gathered in Masterton’s Town...

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Farm sales key for creditors

Farm sales key for creditors

Taratahi Institute of Agriculture. PHOTO/FILE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz There are 1194 unsecured creditors owed $15.86 million from the collapse of Taratahi Institute of Agriculture but they rank behind secured creditors owed $12.55m and also preferential...

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Wairarapa united in grief

Wairarapa united in grief

The Masterton Town Square was standing room only for Monday night’s vigil. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Christchurch may be more than 500 kilometres away, but on Monday night more than 1000 Wairarapa residents gathered in...

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Gun owner makes stand

Gun owner makes stand

John Hart with the semi-automatic rifle he handed to the police in response to the mosque attacks in Christchurch. PHOTO/STEVE RENDLE PAM GRAHAM pam.graham@age.co.nz Wairarapa farmer and Fab Lab co-founder John Hart on Monday handed in his semi-automatic rifle to...

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Mastermall’s next step

Mastermall’s next step

This is the building as Mastermall. It was previously Haywrights, Wright-Stephenson and Wairarapa Farmers Co-operative Association, going back in time. PHOTO/WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE SAM TATTERSFIELD Sam.tattersfield@age.co.nz The old Mastermall on Masterton’s Queen St is...

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Kia kaha Christchurch

Kia kaha Christchurch

A vigil will be held at Masterton’s Town Square tonight. PHOTOS/ELI HILL Wairarapa responds to Friday’s mosque massacre Mosque massacre vigil to be held in Masterton ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz In the wake of the worst terrorist attack in New Zealand, Wairarapa people...

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Mudfish relocation disastrous

Mudfish relocation disastrous

Mudfish relocated from the Daleton Farm site. PHOTO/FILE STEVE RENDLE steve.rendle@age.co.nz The tale of Carterton’s endangered mudfish has taken a tragic turn. After spending an estimated $120,000 relocating more than 900 mudfish from the Daleton Farm area earmarked...

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Elderly patient says ED failed him

Elderly patient says ED failed him

PHOTO/FILE Seven hours of waiting, not seen, now hospitalised ELI HILL eli.hill@age.co.nz An 83-year-old Masterton man has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia days after shambolic visits to the Emergency Department at Wairarapa Hospital. The man’s daughter, who...

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More life balance for departing WBS boss

More life balance for departing WBS boss

Kim McCabe. PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa Building Society chief executive Kim McCabe confirmed this week he had given his notice to the WBS Board with the intention of retiring. McCabe said that after almost 33 years with WBS, he was looking forward to adjusting his work-life...

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Carterton set to embrace Te Reo

Carterton set to embrace Te Reo

A te reo sign for the Carterton public toilets, which mysteriously popped up last year. PHOTO/FILE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Those entering Carterton will soon be greeted in both English and Te Reo Maori after the Carterton District Council voted...

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Time comes to standstill

Time comes to standstill

Stop the clock: hands rest on 12 o’clock while earthquake strengthening is carried out on Carterton’s iconic clock tower. PHOTO/GIANINA SCHWANECKE GIANINA SCHWANECKE gianina.schwanecke@age.co.nz Don’t panic if you don’t hear the regular chiming of Carterton’s iconic...

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